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Old 12-20-2012, 05:45 AM
 
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When you guys say midtown, where are you referring too?
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:20 AM
 
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See map last page, broader midtown is generally around 31st to about 45th, between state line and Troost. Westport is usually considered as part of midtown.

Greater downtown is 1st to 31st. Plaza starts around 45th, main drag is 47th.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:37 PM
 
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So if it was you being Mid 20s, where would you live being from the city already?
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:50 PM
 
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Westport area, W39th, downtown (CBD, River Market or Xroads), maybe Union Hill and maybe Plaza area depending on tastes as it's more touristy upscale.

Westport/Plaza have more daily/nightly foot traffic. Downtown doesn't have as much foot traffic unless there are events going on, and there are more events picking up. Downtown can be pumping like a real city at times but dead other times, Westport area is more consistent neighborhood level activity, Plaza has consistent touristy traffic. Greater Downtown and Westport/Plaza/Midtown areas each have a lot of bars, ethnic/urbane eats, sports bars - a bit more in Midtown to Plaza area. Downtown has easier access to anywhere in metro with major Interstates coming in, most bus lines converge into downtown and has streetcar coming in a few years.

I personally would (and do) live along the MAX Orange line as it runs often and gets you to both areas, integrating the two.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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Sounds awesome. Westport, midtown, or downtown seems like the place to be. I just don't want my stuff being broke into or anything I that nature. I understand crime is everywhere.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:30 PM
 
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If you work for the City of Kansas City MO, you must live in Kansas City, MO. They give new employees 6 months to relocate upon hiring and if you move out of city while employed, you will have to move again or lose your job. My husband used to work for the city and this is how it was for him. You could live North of the River where KCMO meets Liberty, it's a nice area. On Kansas City in these zipcodes, 64155,64152, 64153, 64151, 64118, 64119, 64117, 64157, and 64158.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:13 AM
 
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Thanks for all of the advice! It's just so hard when you aren't from around the area to know where to look so I appreciate it! If anywhere I love the downtown/ river market area apartments.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:39 AM
 
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Hi, thinking of moving to Kansas City with husband. We ar in our mid 40's almost 50. We are looking for a nice safe area with some decent paying jobs plus are there any residential areas near Arrowhead Stadium? We prefer a house that will allow pets & an area that would be safe for my Grandchildren to come & visit because they are under the age of 10. Any information will help in my decision. Thanks!
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:52 PM
 
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Hi, thinking of moving to Kansas City with husband. We ar in our mid 40's almost 50. We are looking for a nice safe area with some decent paying jobs plus are there any residential areas near Arrowhead Stadium? We prefer a house that will allow pets & an area that would be safe for my Grandchildren to come & visit because they are under the age of 10. Any information will help in my decision. Thanks!
Is there a reason you want to be near Arrowhead? I wouldn't say the area is dangerous, but much of it is pretty low income type areas, some pretty run down and there is also a lot of industrial areas around there.

You might mention what you plan on spending, but honestly, you can probably find something better than the area around the stadiums.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:32 PM
 
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Not to barge in, I could start a new thread but this one fits. If I should start a new one, I'll be happy to.

What would the area be like between Arrowhead Trafficway and I 435? There's a cute house for rent in that area, around $1000 per month.

This is north of KC, would that area be considered good, bad, in between?

Upthread someone mentioned places like Union Hill, Crossroads, Westport...are those suburbs of KC? Sorry. I'm trying to see on a map the places recommended.

Would $1000 per month get a house in a good neighborhood? Thank you!
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